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18 Simon Manka
Simon  Manka


Orchard Park, N.Y.

High School:
Orchard Park

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180



AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Valuable special teams performer who played in all 12 games ... had tackles in kickoff coverage in back-to-back games with Maryland and North Carolina ... earned his first letter. 2005-Former UVa lacrosse player who joined the football team as a wide receiver after the start of school ...was in uniform for seven games, including the Music City Bowl, but did not get into a game ...named the team's scout team player of the week for the Miami game. 2004- Member of the Cavalier lacrosse team that reached the Final Four.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two letters in lacrosse and football ... first-team All-Western New York and All-ECIC as a senior midfielder for Orchard Park HS ... second-team All-ECIC as a junior ... played on the silver medal winning Western New York squad in the 2002 Empire State Games ... played halfback, wide receiver, and cornerback for coach Gene Tundo on the football team.

PERSONAL: Simon Adam Manka ... born 3-14-85 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... son of Kathy and Simon Manka ... has a younger brother, Adam, and two sisters--Meredith and Natalie ... one of the initial organizers of Orchard Park Little Loop Football ... history major.


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